Woman recreates Nicole Kidman’s iconic divorce outfit to celebrate her own being finalised


Divorced woman recreates Nicole Kidman’s iconic 2001 photo showing her celebrating the end of her marriage to Tom Cruise outside her attorney’s office

It’s one of the most iconic paparazzi photos of all time: a jubilant Nicole Kidman throws her arms in the air outside her attorney’s office in Los Angeles after finalising her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001.

And Californian writer and producer Liz Maupin decided to recreate the iconic image over the weekend as she celebrated her own divorce.

Ms Maupin, 34, surprised 30 friends at her ‘divorce party’ by dressing in the same outfit the Aussie actress wore for her meeting with her lawyers 20 years ago.

Freedom! A jubilant Nicole Kidman throws her arms in the air outside her attorney's office in Los Angeles after finalising her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001. The image has since become one of the most iconic paparazzi photos of all time

Inspired: Californian writer Liz Maupin (left) recreated Nicole Kidman’s iconic ‘divorce photo’ from 2001 (right) as she celebrated her own divorce with friends in LA over the weekend

‘I honestly think I only saw the photo for the first time a few years ago and I just loved it,’ Ms Maupin told TMRW.

‘You can feel how relieved, how happy Nicole is to have it all over with.’

She said she spent weeks trying to find something similar to Nicole’s chiffon floral top for the event, eventually having one custom made.

She teamed the blouse with cargo capris to match Nicole’s.

Ms Maupin, who said she hopes Kidman ‘sees it and is proud’, separated from her spouse in 2018, but the divorce wasn’t finalised until the weekend.

Epic: Nicole Kidman dominated headlines in 2001, after a paparazzi image of her jubilantly throwing her arms in the air after finalising her divorce to Tom Cruise went viral

Epic: Nicole Kidman dominated headlines in 2001, after a paparazzi image of her jubilantly throwing her arms in the air after finalising her divorce to Tom Cruise went viral

The party was thrown to celebrate the ‘finality’ of her divorce, and to welcome a ‘new chapter’ of her life.

‘It was absolutely empowering and so fun,’ she added to Buzzfeed. ‘I chose to make the party no-boys-allowed. I highly recommend having a divorce party if you find yourself divorced someday.

‘I think there’s still stigma around divorce, which is so unnecessary, and I wanted to really have a positive experience at the end of it all and just celebrate being me again, without a tether to another person, and starting over.’

Surprise! 'I honestly think I only saw the photo for the first time a few years ago and I just loved it,' Liz told TMRW. 'You can feel how relieved, how happy Nicole is to have it all over with'

Surprise! ‘I honestly think I only saw the photo for the first time a few years ago and I just loved it,’ Liz told TMRW. ‘You can feel how relieved, how happy Nicole is to have it all over with’

Friendship: 'At a divorce party for Liz Maupin who had the outfit from Nicole Kidman's iconic divorce photo custom made,' one of her 30 guests wrote on Twitter

Friendship: ‘At a divorce party for Liz Maupin who had the outfit from Nicole Kidman’s iconic divorce photo custom made,’ one of her 30 guests wrote on Twitter

Marriage: Nicole, 54, was with Tom Cruise for 11 years before their divorce was finalised in 2011

Marriage: Nicole, 54, was with Tom Cruise for 11 years before their divorce was finalised in 2011

As of Tuesday, Liz’s iconic image has raked in over 99,000 likes on Twitter.

Nicole, 54, was with Tom Cruise for 11 years before their divorce was finalised in 2011.

They share daughter Isabella Jane, 28, and son Connor Cruise, 26, together. 

Since then, Nicole has gone on to find love with Australian-born country music star and The Voice coach, Keith Urban.

The pair married in 2009, and share daughters Faith, 10, and Sunday, 13.

Love: Since then, Nicole has gone on to find love with Australian-born country music star and The Voice coach, Keith Urban. The pair married in 2009, and share daughters Faith, 10, and Sunday, 13

Love: Since then, Nicole has gone on to find love with Australian-born country music star and The Voice coach, Keith Urban. The pair married in 2009, and share daughters Faith, 10, and Sunday, 13

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